While systems installation is our largest volume producer, we strive to take the time to annually service installed systems. Whether it's helping program clocks when the time or schedules change or regular inspections of system operations, we want to be available to help with the maintenance of systems.
One area many installers avoid is the annual fire alarm system inspection. Legal necessities mandate annual inspections of fire alarm systems in some facilities (such as hospitals, nursing homes, residential care facilities). In some jurisdictions this may be performed by the owner's staff but the technicalities and liabilities indicate that a thoroughly professional evaluation, test and certification of the fire alarm system is a responsible act to provide for the welfare of the users of any facility.
Depending on the system, the inspection may require sensitivity testing of every device. We've purchased the specialized equipment and have trained staff to efficiently inspect the system as required and provide the owner with a complete report on the system's operation. Whether we installed the system or the work was done by others, we will provide the certification required by the state of Montana for residential facilities.
Current requirements are for annual inspections with sensitivity testing every two years. Penalties for noncompliance far outweigh the cost savings to skip this service. Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) are adopting stricter requirements because of the liabilities when alarm systems don't function appropriately.
An inspection can also be a cost saver as part of a maintenance program because it often catches potential problems and allows for non-emergency resolution of those problems. With each inspection, the facility receives an Inspection Report enumerating the status of all devices and indicating any areas of deficiency or concern.
We schedule fire alarm system inspections to meet your schedule of operations. We'll group inspections in an area to reduce our costs (and your price) for travel to your site. Please contact our service manager for details.